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'Ask Dr. Nandi' TV show receives film incentive

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Frank Provenzano
(517) 335-1821

Medical lifestyle show produced in Farmington Hills studio attracts international audiences

LANSING, Mich. – For the fourth consecutive year, “Ask Dr. Nandi” has qualified for an incentive award from the Michigan Film & Digital Media Office. The medical lifestyle show hosted by Dr. Partha Nandi airs on seven networks in 79 countries and boasts an audience of 85 million viewers. The show combines medical advice with informal conversations about fitness and nutrition. 

The $1,153,754 award for “Ask Dr. Nandi” anticipates spin-off spending of $5,310,900 and projects the creation of 44 jobs, which equate to 70 full-time positions. The show is recorded at a studio in Farmington Hills. 

“’Ask Dr. Nandi’ has connected with audiences, and has presented health-care information in an accessible format,” said Jenell Leonard, commissioner of the Michigan Film & Digital Media Office. “Filming in Michigan, the show has attracted work for the state production community, and has had a positive impact on the local economy.” 

Earlier this summer, legislation was signed into law eliminating the program for film and digital media incentives. The incentive agreement for “Ask Dr. Nandi” was approved before this legislation took effect. 

Any film or digital media project approved and issued a fully executed agreement prior to the signing of the legislation will be administered in accordance with the law. The Michigan Film & Digital Media Office is no longer accepting applications for projects seeking incentives. 

Michigan Film Office was established in 1979, and changed its name to the Michigan Film & Digital Media Office, effective September 1. The office assists and attracts production companies and promotes the growth of Michigan’s film, television and digital media production industries.  

  

For more information, please visit Michigan Film & Digital Media Office. 

  

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